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An 8-year-old randomly shoots a mother at a baseball game, police say



A woman was accidentally shot by her 8-year-old child at a Tennessee baseball game on Tuesday night.

Mother and child were between 2000 fans at the US Millington Stadium at night, attending the University of Memphis baseball against the University of Tennessee in Martin during the annual W.S. "Babe" Howard Classic.

The child played a World War II jeep on display at the stadium as part of a veteran rating day, according to the Police Department of Millington.

The child found a nonsecure weapon in the vehicle and thought it was a toy. The baby lifted the gun and pulled the trigger, firing a wheel that hit the mother, the police said.

Officials received a call for shots fired just before 6:30 pm. local time.

The mother was taken to a local hospital in a critical condition

The baseball match was interrupted due to the incident.

Police refused to disclose mother and child names.
The investigators later found that the unsecured weapon belonged to 76-year-old Charles McFarland, who was subsequently charged with a reckless threat to a deadly weapon. No bond was set at this time, police said.


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